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♪ we are down to just two days before the midterm elections and the candidates are rallying supporters across the state. abc 7's cecilia vega is live in walnut creek where carly fiorina is holding a campaign event. >> started at 4:00, got started a little late so it's still going on. she's here in walnut creek at the retirement community speaking to her gop base. there have been campaign events all around the state. this is the only one here in all
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of the bay area for the statewide races. >> whether people are going to vote this tuesday. >> the final stretch and around the bay area the race is on and the countdown to election day. democrats took to the phone hoping that in this midterm election they might be able to convince voters to show as much enthusiasm this time around as they did when barack obama became president. >> we're trying to associate the candidates with the president, calling barbara boxer alley of the president. >> they knocked on doors to meet voters face-to-face. >> getting every working person to get out and vote. >> fremont congressman stark facing a re-election challenge himself rallied volunteers with an anti-republican pep talk. >> the program is to embarrass
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the president, caught the democratic program to fail. >> with two days left many voters are made up their minds casting ballots in early voting. where the races remain tight, the campaign goes on. senator barbara boxer is fighting to keep her seat. on the final sunday she reached out to latino voters in southern california. former hewlett-packard chief carly fiorina made a final push. who can turn out for most supporters on tuesday. >> i think it's time to hold barbara boxer accountable for failed performance on behalf of the people of california. >> you hear fiorina coming out swinging but she's trailing behind boxer 41% to boxer's 49. for much of this campaign, it has been focussed on jobs. today fiorina spoke about reining in government. there's no denying the point of
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this in walnut creek with the mobilizer gop base to get them to show up at the polls come tuesday. abc 7 news. >> thanks. california voters will start going to the polls in a little more than 36 hours to decide who will be the next governor of the golden state. the polls showed democrat jerry brown with a ten point lead over meg whitman. his eight years of governor from 1975 to '83 he believes give him the edge. brown supporters rallied for him in pa choke coand sacramento today. >> i know all the bodies buried over there under the capital. i know who all the skeletons are as a matter of fact. >> wittman campaigned in burbank today after visiting phone bank volunteers in cupertino yesterday. the former e-bay ceo hope voters value her success in the private
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sector in a state where public employ unions put their political muscle behind brown. >> i am a proven job creator. that's what i've done for my entire career. jerry brown has been part of the war on jobs and it's going to ends on tuesday. >> whitman's campaign sayless the same erj nationwide will sweep her into victory in her first ever run to political office. oakland police are searching for a gunman who opened fire during a halloween concert injuring nine people. the shooting happened just after midnight inside sweet ballroom on broadway where 600 people were attending a party called frightfest. hundreds of partygoers and most of the victims were hit in the arms and legs and none of the injuries were life-threatening. all were stable and most were expected to be released today after treatment. >> still trying to investigate
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how this started, who's all involved. >> investigators say most of the victims were hit by stray bullets. they believe a man wounded in the back was the target. but so far no one's been arrested. vallejo police need your help to capture three women who detectives believe are responsible for a string of at least four robberies. this picture shows the car the suspects have been using. detectives believe it's a light gray or silver volvo made between 1985 and 1990. the robbers appear to be women between 17 and 19 years of age, but a man has been seen driving the car. in all four cases the women get out of the car, assault female victims and rob them. the first robbery took place on october 22nd and the most recent happened on friday. >> bart was at three stations after police found a suspicious device at the san leandro station. police pulled the driver over for a traffic violation around
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8:30 this morning about 20 yards from the bart tracks. in the trunk of his car they found a device covered with duct tape and old wires and old cellphone attached. the area was evacuated and the bomb squad was called in. as a precaution bay fair station and coliseum stations were all closed. >> from everything they saw on it had indications it was an explosive device. so that being the case, they were very concerned for the safety and welfare of those around them. the general citizens. so they evacuated the area and cordoned off the scene. >> investigators determined the device was harmless and bart stations reopened just after 10 a.m.. officials in yemen have released a woman originally suspected of trying to mail two powerful bombs to the u.s. earlier today university students in yemen protested the woman's ahe rest. the 22-year-old is studying
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computer engineering. officials believe someone else stole her identity and used it to spend the packages. it means authorities no longer have anyone in custody in connection with the attempted terrorist attack. >> president obama's counterterrorism adviser says the u.s. is not taking any chances. officials are looking for more packages like the ones found on board cargo planes in the u.k. and dubai carrying explosives. u.s. officials are working to better understand the threat. >> we can't presume there are none other that are out there. what we're trying to do is work closely with our partners overseas to identify all packages that left yemen recently. >> the package is found on ups and fedex planes originated in yemen. they were being shipped to jewish synagogues in chicago. they work with overseas partners to identify all packages that left yemen recently. they want to block those packages from entering the u.s. the white powder they believe
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was the highly explosive substance petn. that's the same substance used in the plot of shoe bomber or underwear bomber. a small few ounces can cause an enormous explosion. a suspect originally thought to be the package sender has been released by the government in yemen. u.s. official believe they contained this particular bomb threat but they remain vigilant. the white house. >> san francisco giants fans deep in the heart of texas and hoping the team can regain their world series momentum. we'll have a live report. >> that's right. i'm outside the ballpark at arlington game four, the world series about to get underway. believe it or not, san francisco's not the only city that knows how to celebrate halloween. stick around. >> that's not cigarettes! that's weed. that's weed! >> is it legal, man? >> it's not legal yet. and now a new poll is showing trouble for the ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in
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california. >> and hi there, everyone. i'm meteorologist lee glasser. a beautiful evening shaping up for our trick-or-treaters. mild temperatures now. get ready for a nice warm-up get ready for a nice warm-up i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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>> game four of the world series between the giants and the texas rangers is just about to get underway. mike shumann is deep in the heart of texas at the ballpark in arlington. shoe, the rangers really could swing the momentum their way tonight. >> no question. the ranger fans got a faith what it's like to win a world series game. first in their history last night and the giants lead two games to one. san francisco's known for
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celebrating halloween. so i thought i wonder how arlington does it. let's go trick or treating. >> arrrrr! >> it's one giants fan looks at me, i'm going to turn you into stumps with your whole team. >> you have the grim reaper here with you. looks like you should be in the black hold with the raiders. >> done great things for the giants. >> now i feel like san francisco, fear the beard and on this halloween, what are you bringin'? >> i just gotta do what i gotta do. i got my baumgartner shoes on, the orange shoes. and i got the beard and the hair. i'm ready to go. >> i got my lucky suit! and my lucky medallion. and it's all rangers today. >> it's going to be a trick or a treat? >> it's going to be a treat. all the tricks are going to be on san francisco. >> texas fans hope to embrace
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halloween like san francisco fans. >> we really have to change our whole way of living where as you don't have to. >> go giants, yeah! the beard! >> seem a little confused. a dallas cowboy jersey and halloween hat. >> i'm goingor the giants. i'll mix things up and go for two really good teams, the cowboys and the giants. >> you look like rangers manager ron watson. >> i'm going incognito for the game. all kinds. i'll take care of those giants. >> i know i'd run into monkey boy. trying to bring voodoo to the giants on halloween? aaarrrggg! >> your language is kind of limited. all right, everybody having fun here with game four and hopefully we'll have a san francisco treat after this game. reporting live in arlington, mike shumann, abc 7 news.
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>> thanks, mike. nice job out there. during games one and two of the world series, this video went viral on the internet. the dallas texas tv reporter was shocked at the amount of marijuana being smoked and hovering around the cubby cove and the nature of it. proposition 19 which would legalize marijuana in california maybe headed for defeat. 49% of likely voters now oppose prop 19 while just 42% support it. also struggling is prop 23 which would suspend california's greenhouse gas emissions law. 48% oppose it and 33%in favor of it. >> about that time to get your ghoul on. halloween night and the party is the about to start. but adult trick-or-treaters are being discouraged from visiting one part of the bay area. we'll explain. >> halloween weather awaits you
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david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools."
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he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. endorsed for his "independence" by the contra costa times, stockton record, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message. ♪ san francisco officials are reminding residents there will be no halloween party in the
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castro district tonight. this is the fourth straight year people are being discouraged from partying in the castro. now, the move came after several years of violence and vandalism, including the stabbings of five people in 2004 and 2005 and nine people shot in 2006. there will be no city-sponsored event tonight and no street closures in the castro. move on to lee glasser and see what forecast lurks around the corner for us. >> listen, we cleared out so nicely today. temperatures now still very, very mild. we have some readings near 70 degrees right now. here's a live shot from our san jose cam. clear sky there in just about an hour or so although the little ones will be out knocking on the door doing a little bit of trick or treating. temperatures very mild, 68 antioch. 70 in livermore. 66 in oakland. san francisco you're at 62. 65 santa rosa. and san jose right now mild at 68 degrees.
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sunset will be at 6:12. it will be clear and a little cooler tonight as inland temperatures overnight tonight in the mid-40s by tomorrow morning. sunny and much warmer for your monday. get ready for a dry, mild warmer weather pattern as it stays with us all through the week. we have high pressure starting to build in today. basically that just cleared us out nicely, pushed all the cloudiness to the north. this is going to be with us the next several days so dry weather is in the forecast. tonight though with the clear sky, definitely going to chill with napa 44 degrees, expected low, 49. 52, 47 overnight tonight for the livermore valley area. high pressure moves in, pushes the storm track to the north of us. by tuesday and wednesday though the circulation around the high will bring us a slight offshore wind component and that's going
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to bring temperatures around the bay area into the 80s in some locations. it will be clear. you start out tomorrow morning and temperatures will warm nicely. 60s at the coast and 70s elsewhere. here's a look at the city. 74% san jose. cupertino 72. bump temperatures up a bit at the coast with half moon bay 64. 72 redwood city. san francisco tomorrow 69 degrees. plenty of sun for you. 71 for santa rosa, novato 70. 70 for napa on the east bay. oakland 70. hayward 70. 73 for the fremont area and interior east bay brentwood mild at 75, 73 from concord. livermore 74 and watsonville, 72 degrees. even warmer as we head into tuesday and wednesday. temperatures jumping up into the mid to low 80s around the bay, especially on wednesday. even mid-60s at the coast. election day tuesday perfect
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conditions to get out to vote and then we will start to see temperatures cool off by next weekend and bring in a chance of showers mainly in the north bay. >> looks beautiful. thank you very much. move on to larry beil. tonight halloween partyers and world series sportsgoers all colliding out here in san francisco. >> could be the ultimate party if the giants win, that's for sure. and lineup changes. we'll have those plus nfl highlights. remember the
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i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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>> happy halloween, the giants and rangers just underway in texas. massive lineup changes after the bats went silent for the giants last night. just not seeing the ball very well at all right now. he's going to sit against rangers starter tommy hunter. sandball went 0-3 as a designated hitter. travis will go to first. nate will start in right field. before the game manager bruce boechy discussed all the moves. >> a couple innings, i think he gives our lineup a little more balance. a couple more left-hand hitters. we have a legitimate d. h. probably our defense, too. >> meanwhile game one as we said just underway. andre torres stepping into the batter's box to lead off the
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game. madison baumgartner against tommy hunt. the 49ers traveled more than 5,000 miles to find a new quarterback. it took troy smith a little while to get going. 84,000 at wimbley stadium. 2-5 denver. british fans thinking this is what you exported to us. how about the flea-flicker. was wide open. no shawn merrano here. the niners luck out. how about troy smith. he can scramble down the field to delaney walker. the catch, gain of 38. mike single calls that like watching brett favre. smith will take it in himself. just like he did at ohio state. the man can move. that tied it at ten. michael crabtree, he's open 28 yards. smith 196. a touchdown, no picks.
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niners frank gore steals the deal. 110 yards rushing on the day. 49ers win in jolly old england 24-16 and improve to two and six. the raiders turned into a juggernaut. destroyed denver, 69 points. crushed seattle today back to 500 for the first time since 2002. raider nation otherwise known as just another sunday. the raider defense impressive early. matt hassleback. gave up only two first downs in the half. in the second 3-0 raiders. 4th one they're throwing. threading the needle to marcel reis. another big day. finds the scene. when he hits overdrive, look out! set up a sa bashian field goal. off darius hayward bay.
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then reflect jacobi 4th with 55 yards and that would lead to another seabass field goal. 16-0 in the 4th. camable play action, dhv. down the sidelines where twisting, turning, 69 yards. longest reception of d.a.'s career. michael bush to finish it off as the raiders roll 33-3. they are now 4 and 4. usually with the rangers talk about them being at 500. it's week zero when they're 0-0. the last two weeks have been fantastic for the silver and black. >> thanks, larry. up
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i look great in my wedding dress with the help of your amazing light soups. now we're adding even bigger pieces of white-meat chicken. oh, so when's the big day? oh, we got married years ago. but the point is, i fit in it. well, good for you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. should we order panda blossom, panda moon... how about chinese at home with wanchai ferry? you can make it in just 14 minutes. mmmh, orange chicken. great. i didn't feel like going out anyway. [ male announcer ] wanchai ferry. restaurant quality chinese in your grocer's freezer.
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coming up in half hour on abc 7 news at 6:00, a movie so realistic and so graphic people are passing out during some of the scenes. a head count from yesterday's comedy central rally in washington d.c. can jon stewart draw more fans. mountain-based google put a halloween treat on its website. this year google turned its logo into a five-frame scub by do comic strip. scub by and trick or treating ghost. that's all we have for now. thank you for watching us. go

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